LG 29MA73 29" 2560x1080 UltraWide IPS HDMI TV Monitor £239.99 @ Ebuyer
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LG 29MA73 29" 2560x1080 UltraWide IPS HDMI TV Monitor £239.99 @ Ebuyer

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Found 1st Oct 2014
LG 29MA73 29" UltraWide IPS TV Monitor

Compatible with Windows, Mac and Android (Requires MHL)

Resolution: 2560x1080
Inputs: DVI-D, 2x HDMI, DisplayPort, Scart, Composite, Component Video, USB Port, RCA in, headphone out.
Built-in TV Tuner and speakers.
VESA mountable.

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Original Poster

Very tempted to get one myself at this price.

Has anyone tried watching standard TV on this?

For gaming and office work this would be perfect, but the only thing holding me back is that I've already got a 27" 1440p monitor so I have no space on my desk, and I don't think replacing a 27" 1440p monitor is going to make much difference. Also, not sure how well TV would work on this.

Advantages for me would be that this has lots of input, so I can wire up my Wii and PS3 to it, as well as watch TV in my bedroom along with of course gaming and work.

Decisions...

Also very tempted by this. Thanks for sharing.

So so so tempting... hot deal.

Worth buying this or buy 4k tv/monitor?
Edited by: "GothamKnight10" 1st Oct 2014

So very tempted but can't find any reviews. Is it any good? Has anyone tried working with a 21:9 monitor?

Ulti

Very tempted to get one myself at this price. Has anyone tried watching … Very tempted to get one myself at this price. Has anyone tried watching standard TV on this? For gaming and office work this would be perfect, but the only thing holding me back is that I've already got a 27" 1440p monitor so I have no space on my desk, and I don't think replacing a 27" 1440p monitor is going to make much difference. Also, not sure how well TV would work on this. Advantages for me would be that this has lots of input, so I can wire up my Wii and PS3 to it, as well as watch TV in my bedroom along with of course gaming and work. Decisions...



Your 27" monitor is bigger than this in both surface area and resolution.

You could always get a nice 30 incher. HZ30Wig is only £400 from Hazro direct or (boo!) Overclockers:

overclockers.co.uk/sho…-HO

That's a monitor. Is this thing the same, just with an added TV tuner?

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Just for further info (not knocking the deal or anything):
- No USB 3 hub
- No second DisplayPort port (so no daisy chaining monitors, from my limited understanding)
- No height adjustment
Specs: lg.com/uk/…A73

too much good gear available at the moment. not much of a film buff but play games obsessively so thinking a gsync monitor might be my next purchase

Stupid aspect ratio (2.37:1 or 21:9?) which will only be good for watching letterbox movies (which are also stupid). Wouldn't even be great for watching 16:9 films or TV series/programmes.

This would be no better for internet browsing or long documents than 1080p.

It's bad enough monitors have been forced to use 16:9 over the awesome 16:10 ratio but 2.37:1... pffft

zefal

Stupid aspect ratio (2.37:1 or 21:9?) which will only be good for … Stupid aspect ratio (2.37:1 or 21:9?) which will only be good for watching letterbox movies (which are also stupid).



You forgot it's actual main use - office work, programming and graphic design. It'll also be good for gaming if the games support the resolution - this aspect ratio will be awesome for gaming once curved monitors become more prevalent!

But you're right... you absolutely need to look elsewhere if you plan on getting it for TV, etc!
Edited by: "mamboboy" 1st Oct 2014

mamboboy

You forgot it's actual main use - office work, programming and graphic … You forgot it's actual main use - office work, programming and graphic design. It'll also be good for gaming if the games support the resolution - this aspect ratio will be awesome for gaming once curved monitors become more prevalent!But you're right... you absolutely need to look elsewhere if you plan on getting it for TV, etc!



Yea but if the main use is for office work, programming or graphic design when why not get 1440p which is same width AND enjoy more height.

Personally I wouldn't want to game on letterbox ratio, would be crap. Why can't I have a curved monitor and the extra height?? lol

Sorry, I just don't get it.

Edited by: "zefal" 1st Oct 2014

21:10 is where it's gonna be at.

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ReviewYouTube Unbox ReviewGaming Review - Guy sounds a bit of a k**b£310 … ReviewYouTube Unbox ReviewGaming Review - Guy sounds a bit of a k**b£310 at currys, so good price from Ebuyer



Kebab?

not sold on that aspect ratio.

I'll stick with my 24inch,16:10, flat, LCD monitor and wont pay a penny on 'Wide', 'UltraWide', 'LED', 'Curved', '3D' or '4K' until mine was failed.
yeah, I'm that cheap!

What the? I only bought one of these a few months ago for £300. Great monitor, especially as I write a lot of PHP code on it. When browsing I find myself zooming in to fill the screen more - apart from that it's great. Shame I missed out on £60 saving.

zefal

Yea but if the main use is for office work, programming or graphic design … Yea but if the main use is for office work, programming or graphic design when why not get 1440p which is same width AND enjoy more height.Personally I wouldn't want to game on letterbox ratio, would be crap. Why can't I have a curved monitor and the extra height?? lolSorry, I just don't get it.

The operating systems use a wider screen because about 70%-80% for main screen and 20%-30% on one side for instant live things like weather, news, messaging. With an option to use the entire width for wide screen movies. For spreadsheeting this gives two windows of decent size.

I want one!! I am solo tempted. sub 240 is a steal!!!

Ulti it will look rubbish compared to your 1440p

Original Poster

I think when I move out of my parents place and get my own place I'll get one of these.

I think monitors are really a personally choice and I think I will like the 21:9 ratio.

Worth noting that overclockers has the 29UM65 for a tenner more. Same monitor but sans TV with a slightly (I think better) different design.

I run two monitors (one 22", the other 21") neither are all singing dancing things but I find being able to drag a window from one monitor to the other, maximise another program on the main monitor a lot more intuitive than juggling multiple sized windowed programs on one screen.
I suppose I could run a triple screen setup if I buy a new lovely 1440 g-sync 27" monitor but that wouldn't leave me much desk space

splender

The operating systems use a wider screen because about 70%-80% for main … The operating systems use a wider screen because about 70%-80% for main screen and 20%-30% on one side for instant live things like weather, news, messaging. With an option to use the entire width for wide screen movies. For spreadsheeting this gives two windows of decent size.



Let's all stop typing and just buy one of these each:

youtube.com/wat…iGk

Gone back to £299

splender

The operating systems use a wider screen because about 70%-80% for main … The operating systems use a wider screen because about 70%-80% for main screen and 20%-30% on one side for instant live things like weather, news, messaging. With an option to use the entire width for wide screen movies. For spreadsheeting this gives two windows of decent size.



Ummm you're still missing the point. 1440p would still be better... have even more height for you "spreadsheeting" and widget rubbish. This monitor size is pointless.

TELLL

I'll stick with my 24inch,16:10, flat, LCD monitor and wont pay a penny … I'll stick with my 24inch,16:10, flat, LCD monitor and wont pay a penny on 'Wide', 'UltraWide', 'LED', 'Curved', '3D' or '4K' until mine was failed.yeah, I'm that cheap!



Just bought 3x 24" 1920x1200 16:10's, gotta just love that extra height

x:10 ratio, I.e 16:10 is the perfect height and width to fit 2x A4 pages on screen, x:9 isn't, it's not tall enough.
The reason we have 16:9 panels on monitors is it's much cheaper to produce, great for TV but not so for computers.
Edited by: "RustySpoons" 2nd Oct 2014

I'd love one of these for widescreen gaming but I'm far too tight to stump up for a graphics card capable of pushing that many pixels at a decent framerate,.
Edited by: "Daz555" 2nd Oct 2014

zefal

Ummm you're still missing the point. 1440p would still be better... have … Ummm you're still missing the point. 1440p would still be better... have even more height for you "spreadsheeting" and widget rubbish. This monitor size is pointless.

Pointless to you but user requirements drove this need otherwise no manufacturer would make such screens and spent tens millions of $ to set up a production line to do so.

Edited by: "splender" 2nd Oct 2014

Pointless to you but user requirements drove this need otherwise no manufacturer would make such screens and spent tens millions of $ to set up a production line to do so.

[/quote]Hmmm .. just like the Amstrad Emailer and the Siclair C5 ???

GwanGy

Pointless to you but user requirements drove this need otherwise no … Pointless to you but user requirements drove this need otherwise no manufacturer would make such screens and spent tens millions of $ to set up a production line to do so.

Hmmm .. just like the Amstrad Emailer and the Siclair C5 ??? [/quote]No, different league, LG to electronics is like a Mercedes to cars, Sinclair to car is typical of what a ZX81 person would do to a car. And Amstrad to electronics is what a market stall holder would make.

Ulti

Very tempted to get one myself at this price. Has anyone tried watching … Very tempted to get one myself at this price. Has anyone tried watching standard TV on this? For gaming and office work this would be perfect, but the only thing holding me back is that I've already got a 27" 1440p monitor so I have no space on my desk, and I don't think replacing a 27" 1440p monitor is going to make much difference. Also, not sure how well TV would work on this. Advantages for me would be that this has lots of input, so I can wire up my Wii and PS3 to it, as well as watch TV in my bedroom along with of course gaming and work. Decisions...



I'm in the same boat as you, the thing holding me back is the resolution (as well as space but i'd sell 27" 1440p monitor), I want to know how much of a difference going from 2560x1440 back down to 2560x1080, I'm hoping it would still look almost as good and crisp but I don't want to take the risk, plus a fair few games don't support this res unfortunately, I'd welcome the boost in FPS though! I'd love to see one in action at a shop but where sell them? hmm

Was going to take the plunge. I have a standard, non HD, 19 inch dell monitor which has to be 6 years or more old

The price of this appears to be back to 300 though

Can anyone recommend me a good gaming display? I have the radon r9 280 so not short on ability to push a decent res and framerate.

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any more deals like this? missed out here and going to buy a wide 29.

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